Pontus Jansson is in the top tier bracket of players that are crucial to Leeds United. Up there with him is probably only Chris Wood, Ronaldo Vieira not too far behind the pair. Jansson’s Leeds future has been up and down to say the least and the fact the club have sorted the issue with Torino means we know he will be a Leeds player come July 1st.
What comes after that day nobody really knows. Another interview in Sweden hasn’t helped the talk about what Jansson actually wants to do. The Swedish central defender is currently training with his old club Malmo in Sweden ahead of linking up with the national team and getting married back in his home country. He has become a hero amongst Leeds fans in the stands, throwing his body on the line at every opportunity and putting every bit of energy and passion into his performances for the club.
Jansson has said the following on Garry Monk and his future.
“Terribly sad of course, I liked Garry a lot. It was just shocking to me to be honest. It was my girl who called me yesterday and said, I did not even know what had happened.”
“He has been awesome, really nice person, good football coach. He has meant a lot to many, not just for me. Very appreciated by players, fans, clubs, everything and everyone so I have no idea why it became as it became.”
“But so is the football”
“he gave me confidence in particular, time for me to mature as a player and a person. He believed in me from day one. He has learned a lot. We have had our duster but we have always had respect for each other and knew we liked each other.”
On meeting his agent and discussing his future Jansson said, “no idea if I’m honest.”